Wednesday, April 15, 2009



This song was set in 1993 after efforts to find an old copy of the original tune as well as the copyight owner failed. With the help of TQ Solis, Jr., who came up with a piano arrangement for the song during the 9th PB, USA Reunion in Tampa, FL in 1993 , the new "A Call to Christians" found its new identity with this setting. Special thanks to Most Rev. Zacharias Jimenez who gave his best in retrieving informations about the song - which wasn't enough - that sparked our creative juices to come up with this new tune. And special mention to Brydon B. Lungay who came up with the original tune last 2006 as taught to them by then Fr. Ites at IHMS. But it's kinda late for that! (LoL)

To pianists, Judy Henneberger of Methodist University (Dallas, TX) and Ryan Rhodes (Metairie, LA) for playing (and checking) the new piano arrangement 12 years ago... your positive comments went a long way!

Text: Author Unknown. Excerpted from PRECES (1976), then the official hymnbook of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary (Bohol, Philippines)

Music by J. Roel Lungay

Piano arrangement by TQ Solis, Jr.

Performed by Fr. J. Roel Lungay

A light within the world
Yes witnesses are we
To bear the light of Christ
For all the world to see.

Your love and light, O Lord
You send us to impart
To those who know you not
Yet love them in your heart.

We come with joy, O Christ
In answer to your call
Through love we give all
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Have mercy on the world
That sin and strife may cease
Extend your reign, O Christ
You are the King of peace.

(Repeat Refrain)

Alleluia! Alleluia!

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